Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Everything's Coming Up Rainbows

What's green, green and more green?  Right, a frog holding a green lollipop, sitting on a lily pad...either that or St. Patrick's Day decorations...  I wanted something outside the lily pad for our living room mantle...and something quick...and something that didn't require a supply run...  I'm very demanding.

So I raided my felt stash and 20 minutes later we have this festive little banner



This was crazy simple.  I used felt sheets because I didn't want to have to measure (one cannot be bothered to measure while watching important programming like the Oscars).  One sheet of each red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet provided more than enough length to swag on my mantle.

I cut each sheets into thirds (longways) using pinking shears, and then pinked the two additional straight edges


Then just ran them through the sewing machine, scrunching them to give a ruffle effect


After all of the pieces were joined and ruffled, I went back through a second time to scrunch it a little more.  The banner natually twists a bit and once I had it up, I helped the twisting along to add to the ruffling effect.


Quick, easy and festive!  My random western european Irish eyes are smilin :)

37 comments:

Lynn said...

So cute and simple!! I love the rainbow for St. Patty's!!! Thanks for sharing! Lynn@Sprinkles of Flavor

Amy said...

So cute and so easy. I don't sew but I think I could even do this project! Thanks for sharing!! Amy@Duct Tape & Hot Glue

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

I LOVE this! Im bookmarking it as an idea for future birthday parties. Thanks so much:)
*Im visiting through the TipJunkie Link Up
XO,
Sarah
HandbagsnPigtails.blogspot.com

Stuff by Ash said...

Love this! So bright and fun. The wheels are turning with all the possibilities. You could use so many different colors for so many different occasions! Thanks for sharing.

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Wow... it has great impact! Loving the simplicity of how it looks (and how it was made). Great job.

Rachel said...

I love rainbows and I love decorating for St Pats Day... you have inspired me to make a rainbow bunting! I followed your link from HoH!

Mormishmom @ Funky PolkaDot Giraffe said...

This is fabulous! I hope you'll come and share it at TOO Cute Tuesday!

http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/2011/03/too-cute-tuesday-linky-par-tay-20.html

Brandy and Fam said...

This is so cute and really does look easy to make. You're making me want to invest in a sewing machine!!

Holiday Snob said...

I love this! I featured it on my blog:http://holidaysnobs.blogspot.com/2011/03/lucky-links.html

jbr said...

What a fun way to bring color into a room.

Ashley @ Life Is Beautiful said...

So awesome! Too bad I don't have a stash of colorful felt!
:D

-Many Smiles!

Michele Pacey said...

Your garland looks great on your fireplace! It's just a joyful thing, isn't it? So lovely!

Katrina said...

We are thinking Little Miss Sunshine birthday in future, this would be a great addition :)

feltsocute said...

Adorable ~ And I bet you'll be able to use it lots of other times throughout the year as well!

Alex said...

Oh Wow! What a great idea! TFS ! I'm a new follower :)

Alex
http://www.youhadmeatcraft.com/

Jaimee said...

This makes me happy : )
craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Super cute! Love it!
Visiting form TT&J.

RosannaRox said...

SO CUTE; I want one!! :D

Stephanie Smith said...

I love rainbows even when it's not St. Patrick's Day. Thanks for the tutorial.

Ani said...

That is super cute. It would look nice in my hallway... I think I have a rainbow of felt...

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

Love it! So cute! I'd love to have you link this up at my new Link Party!

http://sarahndipities.blogspot.com/2011/03/make-something-monday-link-party-1.html

-Sarah

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

Love it! So cute! I'd love to have you link this up at my new Link Party!

http://sarahndipities.blogspot.com/2011/03/make-something-monday-link-party-1.html

-Sarah

Amanda @ Frills and Frolic said...

Great banner! I featured you as one of my favorite's from TT&J's Linky Party.

I would love for you to check it out!

Amanda

frillsandfrolic.blogspot.com

Christina said...

Such a simple yet great idea!

Jennifer said...

I love garlands on mantles and I LOVE this rainbow one! What a fun way to celebrate st patty's and spring... and it would be great pulled out for birthdays and stuff. I featured you today on my rainbow round up :)

http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/03/rainbow-round-up.html

Jenn said...

OMG this is adorable!!!

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Wow I love this! So cute!

Ashley
www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

This is darling! And the concept would be so great for so many different occasions!

Stacey said...

Yeah! This is darling. I love the ruffle effect and never would have thought to use it in a garland. Great idea!

Mormishmom @ Funky PolkaDot Giraffe said...

I featured your darling rainbow loveliness in my roundup!

http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/2011/03/true-confessions-rainbow-addiction.html

Amy Kirchhoff said...

Hi! I made one, too, and gave you a mention! Thank you for your inspiration:
http://www.amytriedit.com/2011/03/felt-rainbow-garland.html

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Super cute! I love the vibrant colors you used. Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Your banner was featured on my blog today! Come grab an "I'm Featured" button!

Lorie said...

I love this! Adding it to all of my favorite rainbow party ideas!!

miamihoney said...

Cute and easy...what is not to like :)

Art By ASM said...

I love it and what a great idea for any holiday! Thank you for sharing! I am a new follower! Please stop by anytime and hope you follow back!

Warmest Regards & Have A Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
Annamaria

Erlene A said...

This is one of the cutest rainbow banners and I pinned it. Visting from Krafty Insp. Thurs. Linkup

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